Sorry for lack of blog posts this past week! If you follow me on Twitter you may have seen that last week was particularly stressful and I needed to deal with life. I am in my final leg of college and with just under a month left I have been giving schoolwork my main attention. That being said I finished a surprising amount of books in the last week and will hopefully write up some reviews in the next few days!
Since getting into blogging I have found out about book-tubers. For those who don’t know it is people essentially blogging about books via YouTube. I stumbled upon this community when I was watching bookshelf tours (if you are looking for a way to waste HOURS look up bookshelf tours on YouTube). I’ve subscribed to several channels since then and try to watch regularly. I have seen the “Book Jar” video pop up on a few channels and finally watched one of the videos and thought it was a clever idea to help shrink my TBR pile! The video I am sharing today is from Kat @ Katytastic. I particularly like her channel because she arranges her bookshelf similar to mine (which for those who do not want to watch her fabulous 45 minute bookshelf tour she semi arranges by height).
So essentially you take your TBR list (or any list of books you want to read!) and write them on slips of paper. You put them all together and pick a book out when you are ready to start a new one. I am going to aim to read 2 books a month from my TBR Book Jar! Below I will share a list of books that a currently in the jar. There are several books that are part of series listed. I’m putting a twist on this and whenever I read a book from a series, I will then add the next book in that series to the jar. This is my effort to finish (and in some cases start) some of those pesky series that have been sitting on my TBR for MONTHS.
TBR BOOK JAR
- Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans
- The Carrie Diaries by
- The Death Cure by James Dashner
- Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
- Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill
- Wings by Aprilynne Pike
- The Secret Circle by L.J. Smith
- Gone by Michael Grant
- Torched by Andrea Lynn Colt
- What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen
- Unwind by Neal Shusterman
- Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
- Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
- The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
- Taken by Erin Bowman
- The Summer I Became a Nerd by Leah Rae Miller
- Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire
So there you have my TBR Book Jar list! It is all over the place! My aim is to get through at least half of these books before the end of the year. There are a few on the list that I may read without choosing them from the jar because I may be in the mood for them. Also in the case of Taken, Erin Bowman is doing an event in Chicago-area in June and I may try to read it prior to the event.
So what do you think of the TBR Book Jar? It seems simple enough and I hope I can stick on track!